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Black Friday 2018: Best Gaming Deals In Australia
Black Friday isn't just for America.
Black Friday, the wildly popular shopping bonanza, is right around the corner. While the big deal day has its roots in America, the craze has caught on around the world to some degree. Here in Australia, there are plenty of deals to be had on gaming gear as well, and we're rounding up all the best offers for Black Friday here in one post to help you out. We'll update this post on a regular basis as new deals become available; keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
The PlayStation Store is offering a big Black Friday sale with nice discounts on a huge number of games, including recent ones. Here are some of the more notable titles on offer:
- Spider-Man -- $55 AUD
- FIFA 19 -- $57 AUD
- God of War Digital Deluxe -- $40 AUD
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 -- $70 AUD
- Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe -- $40 AUD
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey -- $55 AUD
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- $48 AUD
- Rainbow Six Siege -- $18 AUD
- Grand Theft Auto V -- $31 AUD
- NBA 2K19 -- $50 AUD
- Far Cry 5 -- $48 AUD
- Overwatch Legendary Edition -- $33 AUD
- Destiny 2: Forsaken -- $45 AUD
- Rocket League -- $15 AUD
Go to the PlayStation Store Black Friday page here to see a complete rundown of the deals.
The PlayStation VR Starter Pack, which comes with the headset, a camera, and a code for PlayStation VR Worlds, will be available at retailers in Australia $300 AUD until December 2.
In terms of PS VR game deals, Sony is offering price drops on a number of games and bundles. Here is a rundown of the PlayStation VR game deals.
- Driveclub VR ($25 AUD)
- Battlezone ($25 AUD)
- RIGS ($25 AUD)
- StarBlood Arena ($25 AUD)
- Farpoint ($24.95 AUD)
- The Inpatient ($25 AUD)
- Bravo Team ($40 AUD)
- Bravo Team Aim Controller Bundle ($100 AUD)
- Firewall ($34 AUD)
- Firewall Aim Controller Bundle ($100 AUD)
- Eve Valkyrie ($25 AUD)
- Robinson: The Journey ($25 AUD)
The Xbox Store is holding a digital sale that's offering up to 40 percent off a number of great games. Not only that, but new Xbox Game Pass subscribers can get a month for only $1.
We've posted some of the Xbox One game deals below, but be sure to visit the Xbox Store on your console or here on Xbox.com to see a full and complete rundown of the deals. The offers are good through 26 October.
- FIFA 19 -- $60 AUD
- NBA 2K19 -- $50 AUD
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- $50 AUD
- Destiny 2: Forsaken -- $60 AUD
- Rainbow Six Siege -- $21 AUD
- Overwatch: Legendary Edition -- $33 AUD
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition -- $32 AUD
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey -- $67 AUD
Retailer Harvey Norman will have the Xbox One S for just $298 AUD on Black Friday.
The official Microsoft Store has a number of nice Xbox One hardware deals. For example, you can get the Xbox One S 1 TB Rocket League bundle with copies of PUBG, Halo: Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, and Gears of War for only $300 AUD. The store also has a number of other really good deals on Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles that come with games like Sea of Thieves, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K19, Battlefield V, and others. You can visit the Microsoft Store page to see a full rundown of the deals.
JB Hi-Fi has the Nintendo Switch gray or neon edition with a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for only $390.
Popular auction site eBay is also getting in on the action this year. One of the best deals is on the Xbox One X console, which the site will offer for $520 instead of the normal $650 price, which saves you around $130. What's more, eBay.com.au is offering 15 percent of everything from 5 PM until midnight local time on Thursday, November 22. You need to spend at least $150, and the maximum discount you can receive is $300. on Saturday, November 24, beginning at 10 AM local time, the site will offer 10 percent off everything (there is a $120 minimum spend and $300 maximum discount. Go to the site to see the full T&C's.
Another retailer, Target, also has a big Black Friday sale going on where you can get a new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One starting at $300 AUD; the 1 TB Xbox One X is going for $550 AUD. There are also a lot of nice game deals happening now at Target, including the new release Battlefield V for $70 AUD, Assassin's Creed Odyssey for $60 AUD, FIFA 19 for $35 AUD, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for $60 AUD, and Star Wars: Battlefront II for only $15 AUD.
DualShock 4 controllers are going for $60 AUD, while a range of TVs are on sale as well. All of Target's deals are good through November 26 at midnight AEST. Go to Target's website here to see a full rundown of available deals.
Retailer JB Hi-Fi has some great deals available today, November 23, only. These include an Xbox One X with copies of Gears of War 4 and Fallout 76 for $500 AUD, as well as Nintendo Switch (grey or neon) with a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $390 AUD. The store also has the standard 500 GB PS4 with a copy of Spider-Man for $300 AUD. You can also get the 1 TB PS4 with Spider-Man and God of War for $400 AUD.
JB also has some slick deals on DualShock 4 controllers; now until November 26 you can get the controllers for only $50 AUD each. In terms of game sales, JB is offering games like NBA 2K19, FIFA 19, Spider-Man, and God of War for only $40 AUD. Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are going for $50 AUD each.
You can see a complete rundown of JB's Black Friday deals here.
Retail giant Amazon has some nice deals on games and accessories for Black Friday. Some of the better deals include the following:
- Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4 or Xbox One) -- $36 AUD
- Bloodborne (PS4) -- $19 AUD
- Detroit: Become Human (PS4) -- $30 AUD
- Doom (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- $20 AUD
- Fallout 76 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- $50 AUD
- Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- $42 AUD
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One) -- $70 AUD
- Spider-Man (PS4) -- $40
And in terms of hardware and accessories, Amazon is offering the PS4 DualShock 4 controller in white or back for around $71 AUD, while the standard Xbox One controller can be had for $78 AUD. The Xbox One Elite controller is going for $188 AUD, while the Nintendo Switch Pro controller is down to $80 AUD. Go to Amazon's website here to see a rundown of all the deals.
Blizzard, the gaming giant behind franchises like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and StarCraft, is having a big Black Friday sale through November 27. PC games, from Blizzard and Activision,--including Black Ops 2, Destiny 2: Forsaken, WoW: Battle for Azeroth, and Diablo III--are on sale through the Battle.net Shop, while the Blizzard Gear Store is offering up to 75 percent off some items through December 1.
If you don't want to spend a single coin, Overwatch is currently free on all platforms through November 27. During this free trial period, you can try out all of Overwatch's 29 characters, including the new one, Ashe. The game's 26 maps are also available alongside popular modes like Quick Play, the Arcade, and Custom Games. If you want to buy Overwatch, all version of the game are marked down through Battle.net right now. This sale ends November 29.